1977 UK SAM/MM Combination Re-issue as Beefheart File of SAM/MM on Pye FILD 008

Two inner sleeves contain “rare” photos and informative article by Connor McKnight

  • First sleeve has real slot on front
  • later sleeve front cover has Internal Memo artwork and no slot

1983 UK Re-issue as Music In Sea Minor

Six tracks from SAM and two from MM on a 10″ Album with Cannes Beach publicity shot cover on Buddah PRT DOW 15.

1984 UK Re-issue as Top Secret – Breakaway BWY 66

Five tracks from SAM and two from MM.

1984 UK Re-issue as Top Secret on 12″ Picture Disc Design PIXLP4

Has Knebworth photo and Clear Spot period top-hat publicity shot.

1988 UK double CD SAM & MM combination from Castle Communications TFO 11 1/2

1988 Dutch Release as Abba Zaba MASTERS MA 0015784

Five tracks from SAM and two from MM

  • White label – promo?
  • Red label – assume this is the standard issue

1988 UK Re-issue of SAM/MM by Castle Communication on That’s Original series TFOLP 11 (double)

1989 US The Best Beefheart cassette on Pair PDK-2-1232

Has Safe As Milk tracks one side and three tracks off Mirror Man as equivalent CD.

1990 CD The Best Beefheart on Pair Records by Buddah (EEC) CDB 019

All of SAM and three tracks from MM.

1989 CD Captain Beefheart At His Best on The Special Music Company/Pair Records (USA) SCD-4922.

Safe as Milk with sinister track reordering – I’m Glad and Dropout Boogie are swapped. Also has really lousy short liner notes.

1991 Zig Zag Wanderer on Collection (UK) ORO146

An all time low re-issue being just Safe as Milk with total track reordering (starts with Autumn’s Child!) and has a Knebworth photo on the front!

1991 Dutch double CD on DISKY DCD 5216

TWO ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON CD – Mirror Man CD has Little Scratch and Funeral Hill No. 1 as per Germany Mirror Man CD and the same photo on front.

It includes a four page insert with images of both album covers, the two tracklists and with notes culled from Rolling Stone, New Musical Express and Sounds which perpetrate a number of the old myths.

The track list also has an odd spelling of “Shure Nuff”.

Thanks to Hatsch for the cover scan.

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